Judge Strikes Down Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

Should the census be allowed to ask this question


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A Federal Judge has ordered the Commerce Dept to not have the question on the Census.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Furman's decision marks a significant milestone in a legal battle that began shortly after the Trump administration announced last year that the 2020 census would include a controversial question about U.S. citizenship status. The added question was: "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" All U.S. households have not been asked such a question on the census since 1950.
 

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A Federal Judge has ordered the Commerce Dept to not have the question on the Census.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Furman's decision marks a significant milestone in a legal battle that began shortly after the Trump administration announced last year that the 2020 census would include a controversial question about U.S. citizenship status. The added question was: "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" All U.S. households have not been asked such a question on the census since 1950.

What it means to even be an American is being watered down and devalued.
 

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A Federal Judge has ordered the Commerce Dept to not have the question on the Census.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Furman's decision marks a significant milestone in a legal battle that began shortly after the Trump administration announced last year that the 2020 census would include a controversial question about U.S. citizenship status. The added question was: "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" All U.S. households have not been asked such a question on the census since 1950.

Radical, out of control jurist appointed by B. Hussein O. Wants to reward "Sanctuary" states and jurisdictions for encouraging illegals to move their. Places like California will get more representatives in congress as their illegal populations will soar.
 

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A Federal Judge has ordered the Commerce Dept to not have the question on the Census.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Furman's decision marks a significant milestone in a legal battle that began shortly after the Trump administration announced last year that the 2020 census would include a controversial question about U.S. citizenship status. The added question was: "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" All U.S. households have not been asked such a question on the census since 1950.

I'm all for doubling or quadrupling the legal immigration quota. Heck, let all illegals who are here have an easy path to citizenship if they can work and stay out of jail for a decade.

Still, what's the real harm in asking for counting purposes? Are we going to find out there are more illegals near the border or something and target enforcement into certain census tracks? Are people going to answer honestly?
 

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Shrug.

It goes to the next level.
 

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Democrats forcing their moral neutrality on everyone.
 
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A Federal Judge has ordered the Commerce Dept to not have the question on the Census.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Furman's decision marks a significant milestone in a legal battle that began shortly after the Trump administration announced last year that the 2020 census would include a controversial question about U.S. citizenship status. The added question was: "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" All U.S. households have not been asked such a question on the census since 1950.

I'm all for doubling or quadrupling the legal immigration quota. Heck, let all illegals who are here have an easy path to citizenship if they can work and stay out of jail for a decade.

Still, what's the real harm in asking for counting purposes? Are we going to find out there are more illegals near the border or something and target enforcement into certain census tracks? Are people going to answer honestly?
As I recall, the Census is a binding document and you can get into trouble for lying on it. It carries with it, the force of law. In short, you’re testifying.

Wouldn’t asking that question be a violation of the 5th Amendment?
 

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A Federal Judge has ordered the Commerce Dept to not have the question on the Census.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Furman's decision marks a significant milestone in a legal battle that began shortly after the Trump administration announced last year that the 2020 census would include a controversial question about U.S. citizenship status. The added question was: "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" All U.S. households have not been asked such a question on the census since 1950.

I'm all for doubling or quadrupling the legal immigration quota. Heck, let all illegals who are here have an easy path to citizenship if they can work and stay out of jail for a decade.

Still, what's the real harm in asking for counting purposes? Are we going to find out there are more illegals near the border or something and target enforcement into certain census tracks? Are people going to answer honestly?
As I recall, the Census is a binding document and you can get into trouble for lying on it. It carries with it, the force of law. In short, you’re testifying.

Wouldn’t asking that question be a violation of the 5th Amendment?
Good point on the 5th.

Is the Census supposed to be anonymous though where it can't be used for criminal prosecution?
 

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As I recall, the Census is a binding document and you can get into trouble for lying on it. It carries with it, the force of law. In short, you’re testifying.

Wouldn’t asking that question be a violation of the 5th Amendment?
Ask drug dealers on the occupation question....
 

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Citizenship is controversial?
Wtf
You miss the point. We're talking about questions on the census not citizenship itself. We're arguing immigration in 1010101 other threads. Actually having a reasonable conversation and such over here also.
 

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Its discrimination against immigrant communities of color?
Is this a fucking joke?
 

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It is disingenuous to ask what sex, race, income level, age, occupation, health and other questions so that US policy can be formed going forward, but exclude illegal immigrant levels.
 

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we will be sure to write none of your business across the entire paper they gget our first and last name that's it . They can take their census bs and shove it up thier fkn asses because if racist bs isn't to exist then stop asking WE THE PEOPLE WHAT FK COLOR, RACE, RELIGION WE ARE TO BEGIN WITH NOT ONLY ON A CENSUS PUT YOUR PATHETIC AMERICAN JOB APPLICATIONS, IF YOU ARE NOT GATHERING OR JUDGING PPL BASED OFF ALL THOSE ITEMS YOU CLAIM NOT TO DO , THEN WHY ASK ANY OF IT .
 

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this won't stand

I don't think it will pass muster with this SCOTUS (looks like they will review this in February)

I am beyond being outraged with leftist fools on the bench, but still...

quote:
Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 Census
Associated Press
January 15, 2019


NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said Tuesday that while such a question would be constitutional, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had added it arbitrarily and not followed proper procedure....

The decision won't be the final word on the matter....

The U.S. Supreme Court is also poised to address the issue in February.

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